Ancestors and Cousins including Rice, Schueths, Schindler & Conger Families

Notes


Lambert Ludwig Schindler

Lambert L. Schindler
Lambert Ludwig Schindler, 81, son, of Fred and Lucy (Tagel) Schindler, was born in Holt County, NE, July 27, 1917, and died at the Elkhorn Manor, Elkhorn, NE, on Feb. 20,1999.
In 1926, the family moved from the Deloit community to a farm southwest of Elgin, and Bert graduated from Elgin High School with the class of 1937.
On Nov. 7, 1938, in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin, he was united in marriage with Stella Jochum of Elgin. The couple lived on their farm southwest of Elgin many years, and for 25 years lived in their home in Elgin. Bert farmed for 45 years, and also owned and operated Bert's Tavern in Elgin for 18 years.
Bert was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church and of St. Boniface Council #2411 Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife, Stella of Elkhorn, NE; one son, Ronald and wife Sally of Valley; four daughters and spouses, Charlene Tarsney, Barbara and Bill Dinslage, Linda and Charles Broghammer, and Cherie and Jim Cavanagh, all of Omaha; 13 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; two brothers, Rev. Fredrick Schindler of Elkhorn, NE, and Vincent and wife Lorraine Schindler of Neligh; three sisters, Mrs. John (Betty) Thiele of Clearwater, Mrs. Mary Jean Meusch of Stuart, NE, and Mrs. Henry (Rosie) Schueths of Elgin; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Larry Schindler, and two brothers, Morris and Max Schindler.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, at St. Boniface Church with the Rev. Thomas Bauwens, pastor, officiating. Music was furnished by the St. Boniface Choir.
Interment was made in St. Boniface Cemetery with Brad, Rod and Jeff Schindler, Todd and Mark Dinslage, Sean Tarsney, and Dan and Matt Cavanagh serving as casket bearers.
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Stella Virginia Jochum

DWS: 1930 Census Elgin Twp, Antelope Co, NE 22 Apr 1930 by Ernest Nyrop
with her father's family
Jochum, Frank M head, age 41, married at age 26, born Iowa, parents born Germany, farmer
Frances M, wife, age 35, married at age 20, born Iowa, parents born Germany
Vincent F, son, age 14 born Nebraska
Mildred P, dau, age 13 born Nebraska
Stella J, dau, age 11 born Nebraska
Adeline L, dau, age 8 born Nebraska
Myra C?, dau, age 6 born Nebraska
Dolores, dau, age 4 born Nebraska
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DWS: her middle name was changed from J...? to Virginia by probably Stella


Lawrence L (Larry) Schindler

DWS: Attended seminary and later returned to farm at Elgin, NE.
Died of accidental shotgun wound at Fred Schindler farm
4 west 1.5 miles north of Elgin Nebraska.


Max William Schindler

Farmed southwest of Elgin, NE and worked for the Chicago Northwestern Rail Road.
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Obituary Elgin Review
Max W. Schindler
Max William Schindler, son of Fred and Lucy (Tagel) Schindler, was born at Ewing, May 25, 1919, and died at his farm home near Elgin, Jan.10, 1992, at the age of 72 years, seven months and 15 days.
In 1924, the family moved from Ewing to Elgin. Max attended the Bell Tower and St. Boniface Schools.
On April 26,1944, in St. Boniface Catholic Church, he was united in marriage with Miss Darlene Heithoff of Elgin. The couple lived on their farm southwest of Elgin all of their married life.
Throughout his life, he was involved in farming and livestock growing. In the early 1950's, he was employed by Koinzan Flying Service, and by Elkhorn Rural Power District at the substation in Neligh. From 1960 to 1987, he was employed by the Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Company. Mr. Schindler was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church, and of St. Boniface Council #2411, Knights of Columbus.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Darlene, of Elgin; 10 children: Marilyn Sehi of Clearwater, Noreen Miller of Oak Creek, WI, Lois Coyne of Omaha, Alice Holtz of Auburn, NE, Steven Schindler of Algona, IA, Annette Schindler of Dallas, TX, Glen, Dale and Leroy Schindler, all of Elgin, and Janie Score of Elgin; 26 grandchildren; one great grandson; three brothers: Lambert of Elgin, Father Frederic of Elkhorn and Vincent of Neligh; three sisters: Betty Thiele of Clearwater, Mary Jean Meusch of Stuart and Rosie Schueths of Elgin; other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Maurice.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan.14, 1992, from St. Boniface Church, with the mass being officiated by Frederic Schindler and Rev. Owen Korte, pastor. Mass servers were Jon and Joey Coyne, David Sehi and Jim Score. Lector was Neil Miller, and a special poem was written and read by Dan Holtz. Music was provided by the St. Boniface Choir, directed by Rosie Schueths, sister of the deceased. An Honor Guard was furnished by the Knights of Columbus.
Interment was in the St. Boniface Cemetery with Randy Score, David Sehi, Henry Day, Bill Sehi, Elmer Schroeder and Clayton Dozler serving as casket bearers.
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Obituary-Neligh News and Leader-January 13, 1992
Max William Schindler
Abridged: Funeral services were held for Max William Schindler who died January 10, 1992 at his farm home near Elgin, Nebraska. Max William was born on May 25, 1919 to Fred and Lucy Tagel Schindler at Ewing, Nebraska. In 1924, the family moved from Ewing to Elgin and he attended the Bell Tower and St Boniface Schools. On April 1944, he was united in marriage with Darlene Heithoff of Elgin. The couple lived on their farm southwest of Elgin all of their married life. He was involved in farming and livestock growing. Survivors include his wife, 10 children, Marilyn Sehi of Clearwater, Noreen Miller of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, Lois Coyne of Omaha, Alice Holtz of Auburn, Steven Schindler of Algona, Iowa, Annette Schindler of Dallas, Glen, Dale and Leroy Schindler, all of Elgin and Janie Score of Elgin; 26 grandchildren, one great-grandson, three brothers, Lambert of Elgin, Father Fredric of Elkhorn, and Vincent of Neligh, three sisters, Betty Thiele of Clearwater, Mary Jean Meusch of Stuart and Rosie Schueths of Elgin and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Maurice.


Frederick Vincent Schindler

Known as Vince and 'Sheik'
DWS: 'The Elgin Review' 14 May 1942 (Elgin, Antelope Co, NE)
from 5 yrs ago column (would of been abt 1937)
" Alvin Schrage won four straight games from Vincent Schindler in the finals to capture the 1937 marble championship and the fine loving cup awarded by the Elgin Commercial club last Saturday."
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Obit from (Elgin, Antelope county, Nebraska)
Wednesday, July 9, 2003 The ELGIN REVIEW
Vincent Schindler dies, services held Monday
Funeral services for Frederick Vincent Schindler, 80, of Neligh, were held Monday morning, July 7, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh.
Mr. Schindler died Thursday, July 3, 2003, at his home in Neligh.
He was born Aug. 6, 1922, on a farm near Ewing, to Frederick and Lucy (Tagel) Schindler. He later moved with his family to a farm near Elgin, where he attended school. He farmed with his father until he was drafted, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II with P.T. Boat Squad 18 and Squad 40 in the South Pacific and Philippines. He was discharged May 19, 1946, with the rating of Motor Machinist Mate Third Class.
He later learned to fly a Piper Cub, received his pilot's license and helped with airlifting supplies to stranded farmers during the blizzard of 1948-49.
On June 23, 1947, he was married to LaRaine Mummert at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. He farmed until 1957, when he moved to Omaha and worked at Roberts Dairy. He moved to Clearwater in 1969 and purchased a farm, which he operated until 1977. At that time, he began working for Antelope County at the Clearwater barn as a road patrol operator. He moved to Neligh after his retirement in 1987.
He received his high school diploma from Elgin High School through the Operating Recognition program.
He was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church, American Legion Post 172 and VFW Post 5287.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Jacque Pelley and her husband Jim of Neligh; one son, Rick Schindler of Neligh; three sisters, Betty Thiele of Clearwater, Rosie Schueths of Elgin and Mary Jean Meusch of Stuart; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.
Rev. Steve Emanuel officiated the funeral service, with burial in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh. Military rites were conducted by American Legion Post 172 and VFW Post 5287.
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LaRaine Ardith Mummert

DWS: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007 • The Elgin Review
Services held Thursday for LaRaine Schindler, 76
Funeral services for LaRaine Schindler, 76, of Neligh were held Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Neligh with Rev. Mark McKercher officiating.
She died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh.
She was born Jan. 13, 1930 at Clearwater to Emmet and Thelma (Taylor) Mummert at Clearwater. She attended school at Bartlett, and graduated from Elgin High School. She then taught school in Wheeler County before her marriage.
She was married to Vincent Schindler on June 23, 1947 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin by Rev. Fredrick Schindler. They farmed until 1957, when they moved to Omaha. While there, she worked for Louie's Market. In 1969, they moved to Clearwater where they operated a bar until 1977. They moved to Neligh in 1987 to retire.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister, LaVonne Frazier.
LaRaine is survived by her son, Rick Schindler of Neligh, and her daughter and her husband, Jacque and Jim Pelley of Neligh, and five grandchildren.
Interment was in the Laurel Hill Cemetery at Neligh with Scott Svatos, Steve Kuester, Jack Hixson, Charlie Henery, Tom Parks and Ron Allen serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Jim McKillip, Ron Petersen, L. C. Hayes, Ralph Heckert, Jerry Rotert and Lyle Coover.
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DWS: From Norfolk Daily News (Nebr) 3 Jan 2006
"LaRaine Schindler
NELIGH - Services for LaRaine Schindler, 76, Neligh, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Catholic Church with burial in Laurel Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday at the church with a wake at 7 p.m. Beyer Funeral Home is in charge.
She died Sunday, Dec. 31, 2006, at Antelope Memorial Hospital.
LaRaine A. Mummert was born Jan. 13, 1930, at Clearwater to Emmet and Thelma (Taylor) Mummert. She attended school at Bartlett and graduated from Elgin High School. She then taught school in Wheeler County before her marriage.
She was married to F. Vincent Schindler on June 23, 1947, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin by Father Frederick Schindler. They farmed until 1957 when they moved to Omaha. While there she worked for Louie's Market.
In 1969, they moved to Clearwater where they operated a bar until 1977. They moved to Neligh in 1987 to retire. She then spent most of her time watching her grandchildren grow up.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church and its Altar Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.
LaRaine is survived by her son, Rick Schindler of Neligh, and her daughter and her husband, Jacque and Jim Pelley of Neligh, and five grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and her sister, LaVonne Frazier."


Duane Sidney Koinzan

Was a spray pilot and farmer.


Raymond Leroy (Bud) Meusch

This was Bud's 2nd marriage also as he had several children of his own.
Bud was a rancher near Stuart Nebr.
His children from previous marriage:
Kevin Meusch
Kurt Meusch
Darrel Meusch
Ronald Meusch
Roy Meusch


Charles Schueth Jr

CHARLES SCHUETH Jr
DWS: He was a politician (Democrat). Served as county commissioner, judge & member of the Nebraska State Legislature, to name a few. As related by Brother Florian (Charles Schueth) to Doug W Schueths "he didn't like the way his father was performing in political office so he ran against him and beat him". The author has found in "History of Elkhorn Valley, Nebraska" 978.2 El5a c.1 1982 page 163: The county commissioners in 1883 included Charles Schueth. The next year 1884 shows Charles Schueth, Jr. as replacing his father on the list of commissioners.
He was referred to as 'Judge' and as Sr. in the Humphrey, Nebr area but is actually Jr. as his father (b-1815) was the original Charles Schueth or Carl to America in 1842. This Charles, Jr. in turn has a son Charles (Charles F.), also. Charles Sr was CARL born 1815 in Germany buried St Anthony cem, St Charles near West Point NE.
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DWS: Germans to America, 1850-1874
www.genealogy.com
Schueth, Carl
Age: 7 Gender: Male
Country: Prussia
Final Destination: New Orleans
Manifest ID Number: 00018493
Ship's Name: Ernestine
Port of Embarkation: Bremen
Date of Arrival: Nov 20, 1858
Captain's Name: E. Frerichs
Purpose for Travel: Staying in the USA
Mode of Travel: Steerage
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DWS:Marriage record: Cuming county Nebraska
Book One - 1866-1880
groom: Charles SCHUTH
bride: Agnes THEISEN
married: 13 September 1870 by Fr. UHING, Priest
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US Federal census 2 July 1860 post Office Rich Fountain in Washington Twp, Osage Co, MO
the enumerator was Augustus Kleinsoige
page 52 dwelling number 398 family #378
Henry Sprenger age 48 farmer real estate val $1000, personal prop val $1000 born Prussia
Christine " age 33 born Prussia
3 children listed age 3, 7 and 10
as was
Carl Schüth age 13 born Prussia
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"Osage Co, MO immigrants and homesteaders"
Margaret H. Gentges
9251 Wood Glade Dr.
Great Falls, VA 22066
http://www.mindspring.com/~mgentges/
mgentges@mindspring.com
(703) 759-2218
Arrived "20 Nov 1858 Bremen,N.O.,Ship ERNESTINE "
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DWS: from Germans to America, 1850-1874
The date of arrival and destination match. Maybe they lied about age for fare rates on board? Possibly there was a language barrier and his age was not communicated properly.
Carl Schueth
Age: 7 Gender: Male
Country: Prussia
Final Destination: New Orleans
Manifest ID Number: 00018493
Ship's Name: Ernestine
Port of Embarkation: Bremen
Date of Arrival: Nov 20, 1858
Captain's Name: E. Frerichs
Purpose for Travel: Staying in the USA
Mode of Travel: Steerage
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"Family from Sacred Heart Burial records.
Carl 13, living with Henry Sprenger and wife Christine family #378 Washington Twp near Rich Fountain. (Missouri)
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Marriage license records show place of marriage as St. Charles in Cuming Co for himself and Agnes Theisen and their parents names.
From "Cuming Co. Marriages"
"Lic #?: Book 1, Page 17(3),
Groom: Charles Schuth, of Dodge Co., NE
Born: 16 May 1849 - Louisiana
Parents: Charles Schuth - Margret Hageden
Bride: Agnes Theisen, of Dodge Co., NE
Born: 13 May 1852 - Prussia
Parents: Casper Theisen - Christina Schmelz
Married: 13 Sep 1870 by: Fr. Uhing, Priest
Where: St. Charles, Cuming Co., Nebr.
Witness: H. Schonlau - Miss Mary Kloke"
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Note: "Humphrey Democrat" 4/18/1930
(Dates disagree w/ Elkhorn Valley History by E.N.Sweet) "Life and Times at Snyder NE")

Approx Dates:
1847 May 16 Born New Orleans to Charles Sr. & Margaret (Hagerdorn) Schueth
1849 Travels with parents back to Paderborn, Westphalia, Germany
1858 Returns with parents to New Orleans, LA then to Nashville, Tenn ?
1858 Moved to St. Louis, MO with parents
1858 Moved to Richfountain, MO with parents
1861 Moved to Westphalia, MO to learn shoe trade, his father went to Cuming county, Nebr.
1864 Apr 19 "Life & Times in Snyder""Charles Jr APPLIED FOR HOMESTEAD in Pebble twp, Dodge Co
NE" (1 m so. of Father & brother Julius's places in Cuming Co) This was REJECTED. He
evidently returned to the St. Louis, Missouri area at age 17.
1864 In St. Louis, MO as shoemaker for 4 years
1868 Dec 2 Claims homestead at Pebble Township, Dodge Co.,NE at E2 SW4 Sec 4
1870 Feb 22 census shows at St Charles in Cuming county, Nebr living with Angeline Schuth age 20
born Prussia.
1870 Sep 13 Marries Agnes Thiesen (b 5/13/1852 Prussia) at St Charles Cuming Co
1871 May 16 Charles Schueth Jr.(3rd as is a Charles Jr. already) is born
1871 Taught school in Dodge Co.
1873 Feb 10 Casper Schueth is born
1875 Apr 12 Henry H. Schueth is born
1877 Sep 9 Gustave Schueth is born
1879 Dec 8 Christina Schueth is born
1880 Moved to Cuming Co. farm he bought SE4 NE4 Sec 32 (1887 plat book)
1882 Feb 17 Mary Schueth is born
1883 Elected County Commissioner in Cuming County
1884 Mar 28 Elizabeth Schueth is born
1886 Jul 9 Eleanor Schueth is born
1887 Elected County Supervisor in Cuming County
1889 Moved family to Platte Co.& bought farm 3 miles east Humphrey, NE
1891 ? Served as Platte County Assessor for 2 years
1893 Jun 14 Margaret Schueth is born
1895 May 16 Albert Schueth is born
1898 Retired from farm and moved to town. Humphrey, NE
1901 Elected Justice of the Peace of Granville township, Platte Co. 8 yrs
1910 Elected as State Representative of 24 Dist (Platte Co., NE)
1912 Re-elected as State Representative of 24 Dist (Platte Co., NE)
1930 Apr 13 Dies at Humphrey, NE.
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OBIT: DWS has actual newspaper .
From"Humphrey Democrat" Friday, Apr. 18, 1930
"PIONEER RESIDENT CALLED IN DEATH Chas. Schueth Sr., Died Following Stroke of Apoplexy Last Week- Funeral Services Held Tuesday Morning at St. Francis Church Largely Attended-
The tolling of the bells at St. Francis church Last Sunday morning announced the death of one of our oldest pioneer residents, Chas Schueth, Sr. He had not been in the best of health for the past year or more, he having suffered a stroke about a year ago and again about a week before his death, and due to his advanced age was unable to overcome his last illness.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the St. Francis church, Rev. Fr. B. Mueller, the pastor, officiating at the requiem mass for the repose of his soul and also at the services at the parish cemetery where his remains were lowered into the grave beside those of his wife who died a few years ago. The services were largely attended by friends of the family.
Chas. Schueths was born on the sixteenth day of May, 1847, at New Orleans, Louisiana, his parents being natives of Germany. When he was two years of age his parents returned to the homeland and located at Paderborn, Westphalia, Germany. Here they remained for seven years and in 1855 they again came to America this time settling at Nashville, Tennessee. They made this city their home for two years and then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and later moved on to Richfountain, Missouri, where the deceased received his education. After he had completed his course of study in the schools of that city he went to Westphalia, Missouri, where he worked for three years learning the shoemakers trade. In 1864 he went to St. Louis and there for four years he worked at his trade.
In 1868 he came to Dodge county, Nebraska, and located on a farm. On the thirteenth day of September, 1870 he was united in marriage to Miss Agnes Thiesen, the ceremony having been performed by Rev. Fr. Uhing. To this union ten children were born, five sons and five daughters, all of whom are living, and all here to attend the funeral.
The year following his marriage to supplement the income from his farm he taught school in Dodge County and in 1880 moved to Cuming County and located on a farm which he had purchased in St. Charles township, and it was here that he began his political career. In 1883 he was elected as county commissioner in Cuming county and four years later, when the citizens adopted the township form of county government he was elected as supervisor.
In 1889 he and his family moved to Platte county, purchasing a farm three miles east of Humphrey, and here again he continued his interest in politics and served for two years as assessor in Humphrey township. In 1898 he retired from farm life and moved with his family to Humphrey. In 1901 he was elected as justice of the peace of Granville township and he served in that capacity for eight years. During his residence in this community he had taken an active part in the democratic party councils and in 1910 he was elected as representative from the 24 district. (Platte county). and two years later was re-elected for a second term. In the past few years he has lived a quiet retired life spending most of his time about his home.
Mr. Schueth was a man of pleasing personality, easy to meet and easy to become acquainted with. He was honest and square dealing with his fellowman and took an active interest in everything that went toward the betterment of the community, which he called his home. His thirty-one years of residence in the community brought to him a large circle of friends who held him in high esteem, as was shown by the large gathering that attended the last rites and the great number of beautiful floral and spiritual offerings that banked the casket at his home. His work here on earth is done and he has been called by his Master to begin life anew in that world where all is happiness and joy, but the memory of his kindly deeds will ever be revered in the hearts of the dear ones who are left behind and his sterling qualities will remain in the memory of his friends who knew and respected him here on earth.
He is survived by his five sons and five daughters- Miss Margaret, of Carroll Iowa; Miss Mary, of St. Mary's hospital, Columbus, and Miss Eleanor, at home, all of them registered nurses who during the illness of their father cared for him; Mrs. Christina Muff, of Clearwater; Mrs. Lizzie Gentleman, of Silver Creek; Albert, of Clearwater; Charles and Henry, of Cedar Rapids; Casper, of Winner, S.D.; and Gus, of Anita, Iowa. He is also survived by two brothers, John and Wm. Schueth, of West Point.
Friends and relatives here from out of town to attend the funeral were R.C. Regan and August Wagner of Columbus; R.P. Drake, of Kearney; Mr. and Mrs. John Sehi and Mrs. Gertrude Thiele, of Clearwater; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gocke, of O'Neill; Mark, Germain, Margaret, Cletus, and Leonard Muff, of Clearwater; Mrs. Lucile Schueth of Cedar Rapids; Mesdames Henry and Charles Schueth, of Cedar Rapids; Mr. Gentleman of Silver Creek; Mrs. Clemens Muff, of Clearwater.
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From a taped conversation with Brother Florian (Charles) Schueth and author Doug W Schueths 4/18/1992 at Elgin, Nebraska.:
"Relating about the ancestors.. I remember once when my father told about his father and a team of mules. He took 'em to town one afternoon, and a storm blew up, a real blizzard. So he thought he'd better get back home, and he lost his way. He didn't know what to do, but he run into one of these old hay stacks, that had been eaten around the bottom, looked like a mushroom, and he drove his team of mules into the hay stack as far as he could go and got down in between 'em and figured he could spend the night. He knew that if he'd fall asleep he'd freeze to death. But he was between the mules and one of the mules would every so often reach down and hit him on the collar and shake the life out of him.
And it seems every 15 minutes or so, just when he was ready to doze off, one of the mules would reach in and shake him. He said he'd never part with them mules the rest of my life. that's what kept him alive."
I can tell you another sory about my Grandfather. He was a Democrat and his father was a Republican. I don't know which office he was holding. He was a commissioner and what not, I think he was a county commissioner. Any how, my grandfather didn't like what his father was doing, so he decided to run against him and he beat him! So you know they must not of got along the best at some time or the other. I'm pretty sure that was in Cuming county, Nebraska."
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From the "Humphrey Democrat" Oct 14, 1910:
"Chas. Schueth went to Cedar Rapids, Tuesday, to visit relatives at that place a couple days and to look after his farming interests."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Oct 21, 1910:
"Chas. Schueth, Jr. of Humphrey arrived in Cedar Rapids Tuesday and will visit a week or so with his children."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Oct 28, 1910
"Mrs. Chas. Schueth went to Cedar Rapids last Saturday, for a week's visit with relatives and friends."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Nov 4, 1910 EDITORIAL urges a ticket including
Chas. Schueth in the upcoming elections:
"For Representative of this county, Chas. Schueth, of this place is the Democratic candidate without opposition. He stands squarely upon the party platform and he can be depended upon going down to Lincoln and carrying out every party pledge."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Nov 11, 1910
"The German Club, which was recently organized by some of the ladies of this city, were entertained last Thursday afternoon by Mrs. Chas. Schueth."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Nov 25, 1910
"Mrs. Chas. Schueth went to Kearney, Monday to attend the marriage of her cousin, Miss Eva Smith to Mr. Frank Richter, which occurred in that city Wednesday morning."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Nov 25, 1910 (same issue)
"Chas. Schueth, of this place who was elected as representative of this district on the Democratic ticket at the last election, and R C Regan, of Platte Center, who was also elected on the Democratic ticket as float representative of Platte - Nance counties went to Lincoln last Friday to choose their seats in the next legislature. Mr. Schueth says that he and Mr. Regan thought they would arrive there in time to get one of the best seats in the house, but they found that nearly all of the most advantageous seats had been taken, but says at that they chose fairly good ones."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Jan 13, 1911
"Representative Chas. Schueth came home from Lincoln last Friday evening and remained at home until Monday when he returned to Lincoln to be on hand for the opening of the legislature on Tuesday morning. Mr. Schueth says he likes Lincoln life fairly well and enjoys the work in the legislature."
From the "Humphrey Democrat" Feb 3, 1911
"Miss Marie Schueth of Sioux City, IA, and Albert Schueth of Cedar Rapids, Nebr., have been visiting the past week at the home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Schueth."
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Brother Florian related to the author that the tombstone for Charles and Agnes in the Humphrey St. Francis cemetery was provided by the "Aunts" his daughters Eleanor and Margaret years after his death due to the original being vandalized.
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CENSUS: 22 Feb 1870 St Charles Post Ofc, Cuming Co, NE Twp 6 range 6 & 7 John R Johnson enumerator.
living 3 or 4 places from his father Charles and brother Julius
Schuth Charles age 23 maried, farmer real estate value $1000, personal estate $1000, born La., father foreign born
Angeline age 20 married, keeping home, born Prussia, both parents foreign born,
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DWS: CENSUS 23 June 1880 Federal St Charles Twp, Cuming Co, Nebr 1880 Census
Misspelled name: was shown as Scheat Charles at home #113 page 14 b
Scheat Charles age 33 farmer born Louisianna
Agnes, wife age 28 keeping home born Prussia
Charles son age 9 born in Nebraska
Casper son age 7 born in Nebraska
Henry son age 5 born in Nebraska
Gustavius son age 2 born in Nebraska
Christine dau age 1 born in Nebraska
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CENSUS: 1 Jun 1900 Federal Census Grandville Twp., Platte Co, NE. enumerator was Newell South
The information appearing for each individual starts with a soundex number, is followed by the census page; the dwelling (D) and family (F) number. Next is the surname; given name; age; month & year of birth; birthplace. Head or relation to head; occupation; marital status follow.
The information thereafter is variable based upon "x's" & numbers entered in columns; those have been converted to word statements.
Schueth, Charles age 53, born May 1847 in Louisiana, head; occupation: Justice; Married 29 years, c1871; Parents born Germany; Owns a house, free of mortgage on 602 Chestnut St.
Schueth, Agnes age 48 born May 1852 Germany, Wife; Married 29 years, c1871. She had 10 children, 10 living; Parents born Germany; Immigrated 1855; In the US 44 yrs.
All their children born in Nebr.
Schueth, Alma dau, age 12 born Jul 1887, Fa born Louisiana, Mo born Germany; Attended school 10 months.
Schueth, Maggy dau age 5 born Jun 1894, Fa born Louisiana, Mo born Germany; Cannot read or write.
Schueth, Albert son age 5 born May 1895, Father born Louisiana, mother Germany.
Schueth, Mary servant age 28 born Feb 1872 Nebraska, Servant; Single; Father born Louisiana, mother Germany.
Schueth, Christina servant age 19 born Dec 1880 Nebr, Servant; Single, Father born Louisiana, mother Germany.
Schueth, Lizzie servant age 16 born Mar 1884 Nebraska, Servant; Single; Father born Louisiana, mother Germany.
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18 April 1910 US Census Platte county, Granville Twp Nebraska village of Humphrey page 2b
Schueth Charles head white age 63 married 1x for 38 yrs
'our Senator' could read/write owned his house(in Humphrey), no mortgage
Agnes wife white age 58 married 1x for 38 yrs
Elinor dau white age 23 single clerk in dry goods
Margeta ? dau white age 16 single no occupation
Albert son white age 14 single no occupation
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DWS: 20 Jan 1920 Fed Census Grandville Twp., Platte Co, Nebr (Humphrey village pg 117)
Schueth, Charles, head, age 72, widower, no occupation, prob retired
Mary, dau, age 37 single no occupation listed
Ella, dau, age 33 single no occupation listed
Margaret, dau, age 24 single no occupation listed
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DWS: 3 May 1930 Fed Census Grandville Twp., Platte Co, Nebr (Humphrey village pg 135)
(his death was shown as 13 Apr 1930 ???.. was he enumerated and the submitted form filled out later?
Other pages in the same twp have a date of 12 apr 1930.
Schueth, Charles, head, age 82 widower, married age age 24, rented home worth $3000, born Louisianna, retired
Eleanor, dau, age 43 single, no occupation
They evidently lived next door to 6 priests and 2 brothers
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From the St Francis Catholic Church Centennial Book
"St. Francis Centennial Book p. 215
SCHUETH
SCHUETHs once lived 3 blocks south of the Church. (602 Chestnut St.)

Charles SCHUETH; served on St. Francis Church Committee 1883-1908; not listed in charter members. Born 16 May 1852, place unknown. Married Agnes THEISEN, born 15 May 1852. Charles died 13 Apr 1930; Agnes died 6 Nov 1919. Both buried at St. Francis.

Children:
1. Charles F., b 1873; m Clara ROHARTSCH, 14 Jun 1898, St. Francis. Clara b 1878, d/o Fabian ROHARTSCH and Anna NIEDELE. Known as Judge SCHUETH. Four children:
1) Evangeline (Evelyn) M., b 10 Mar 1899; m William REDDLER, 26 Jun 1923, Cedar Rapids (NE)
2) Victor Ignatius, b 19 Oct 1900; m Effie HAYES, 27 Apr 1946, Hastings (NE)
3) Corneila, b 29 Sep 1902
4) Estella Elizabeth, b 20 Jan 1904

2. Casper
3. Eleanor
4. Christina, b 1881 (or 80); m Clemens H. MUFF, 8 Oct 1907, St. Francis. Clemens, b 1883, s/o Frank MUFF and Mary SEHI.
5. Mary, b 17 Feb 1882; d 14 May 1939; bur St. Francis
6. Elizabeth, b 1884, Monterey, NE; m John Joseph GENTLEMAN, 22 Feb 1916, St. Francis. John, b 18 Sep 1889, St. Mary's (NE); moved to Cedar Rapids; s/o William G. GENTLEMAN and Mary WHALEN.
7. Marbaret Bertha, b 14 Jun 1893
8. Albert Jacob, b 16 May 1895; m Catherine SEHI, 3 Feb 1920, Clearwater, NE. Catherine, b 1 Jul 1898, d/o John SEHI and Anna ERNESTI.

SCHUETH HEINEN Mrs. Leo (Gertrude)

The information on the folks mentioned in this biography would suggest that most of them are still living."


Agnes Theisen

DWS: As per a letter from Colleen Hendry Smith at 15 Rolling Rd., Stafford, VA, who is a grandaughter of Casper Theodore Schueth, she states that: "Rena Schueth Stevens said 'Agnes Theisen was born May 13, 1852 in Cologne, Germany.'"

Her OBIT in Columbus Telegraph Nov 7, 1919 shows date of birth as May 13, 1852, also, not June 13 as in some sources.

The author notes his source, the 1870 census of Cuming Co., shows Agnes Theisen, daughter of Casper Theisen, as 18 Female White Attending School and born in Prussia.

From "Columbus Telegram" 7 Nov 1919: OBIT
"Death of Mrs Charles Schueth, Last Wednesday morning at the family residence in Humphrey, closed the earth-life of Agnes, wife of Hon. Charles Schueth.
Her maiden name was Agnes Theisen. She was born May 13, 1852 at Cologne, Rhine province, and at the age of five years, came with her people to America.
September 18, 1870 she was united in marriage with Mr Schueth at St. Charles, Cuming county, Neb.
Settling on a homestead near Scribner, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Schueth resided there until 1879, then moved to Cuming county, remaining there until 1889, when they moved to Platte county, three miles east of Humphrey, and ten years later established their home in Humphrey.
Mr. and Mrs. Schueth were the parents of ten children, all of whom were present at the family residence during their mother's last illness. The children and their places of residence are as follows: Charles, at Cedar Rapids, Neb.; Casper, at Winner, SD; Gus and Mary at Omaha; Mrs. John Gentleman, at Albion; Mrs. C. H. Muff, at Clearwater, Neb.; Henry, Albert, Margaret and Eleanor, at the family home in Humphrey.
Funeral services will be conducted in the Humphrey church this (Friday) morning, under the auspices of the Christian Mother's sodality."
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Augustine (Gustave) Schueth

DWS from Uncle Charles (Brother Florian) Schueth
supposedly moved to Iowa and had a shoe or dry goods store.


Mary Agnes Schueth

DWS: Lived at West Point, Columbus, St Louis, Sioux City, IA, and Illinois before settling in Hunphrey, Nebraska.
Never married. Was an RN and is buried next to her father in the St Francis Cemetery in Humphrey, NE.
Her home was 4 blocks south of the St Francis Catholic Church on the SW corner.
By strange coincidence her sister Christina's husband Clemens H Muff died the evening of her funeral at his home in Norfolk, NE.
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DWS: obit from Humphrey Democrat, Humphrey, Platte county, Nebr. 18 May 1939
"Mary Schueth
Died May 14th
at Rochester

Had gone to Hospital
Ten Days Before Her Death
For Medical Treatment

Funeral Services Held Wednesday Morning at St. Francis
Church Largely Attended

Miss Mary Schueth, a resident of this community for the past fifty years, died at the St. Mary's hospital in Rochester, Minn., on May 14.
Suffering from anemia, her health had find been failing for several years and on May 4 she went to the hospital at Rochester for treatment, where she quietly passed away.
Funeral services were held at 9 a.m. at the St. Francis church in this city with Rev. Father Ben. pastor, officiating at the Requiem High Mass and also at the short services held at the parish cemetery, where the remains were laid to rest. The services were largely attended by relatives and friends of the deceased. Active pallbearers were her nephews. Clarence, Victor and Donald Schueth. Charles Gentleman and Mark and Leonard Muff Honorary pallbearers were Mary Fuchs, Kate Weber Mrs Wm VanAckeren, Mrs Wm Hastreiter. Rose Fischer and Elizabeth Widhalm.
Members of the Third Order society and the Mission Circle of which the deceased had been a member, attended the services.
The deceased a daughter of Mr and Mrs. Chas Schueth, pioneer residents of this community was born on Febr 17, 1882, at West Point Nebr. At the age of seven years she came with her parents to Humphrey, where she received her education at the St. Francis school. In 1906 she entered the training school for nurses at St Joseph's hospital at Sioux City, Ia, graduating 1909. She followed the nursing profession until 1930 when she entered Technical school In St. Louis, MO. and after completing this course was employed as a registered labratory technician in St Louis and also in Illinois. Her health began to fail and she then purchased the old home in the south part of this city and came here to reside, although In the past year she has spent very little time here because of her health.
She is survived by four sisters- Mrs C H Muff of Norfolk. Mrs
John Gentleman of Silver Creek and Misses Eleanor and Margaret Schueth of Denver, Colo; and three brothers Charles Schueth, Gus Schueths and Albert Schueth.
Relatives in attendance at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs Chas Schueth and son, Victor of Cedar Rapid, Mr and Mrs A. R. Schueth and family of Clearwater: Mr and Mrs C H Muff of Norfolk; Mrs. J. J. Gentleman and family of Silver Creek; Misses Eleanor and Margaret Schueth of Denver, Colo ; Mrs Casper Schueth and son, Clarence, of Ideal, S D.; Mrs. Wm Redler of Albion; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Goke, Mr. and Mrs Mark Muff and Leonard and Cletus Muff of Clearwater; Mr. and Mrs. John Schueth and Wm. Schueth of West Point; Chas Schueth of Snyder; Mrs. Anton Bogner of Dodge; George Schueth and Joseph Gentrup of West Point.
Friends from out of town in attendance were R. P. Drake of Kearney; Mr. and Mrs. John Sehi and daughters, Mrs Leo Funk, Bernadine and Helen, of Clearwater; Mrs. Chas Mayberger and Mrs. Mary Gentleman of Silver Creek; Mrs. Henry Walters of Creston, Mrs. Wm. Barr of Norfolk, Mrs. F. A Lemar of Columbus.
Quiet and unassuming, devoted to her profession, kindly and sympathetic, the deceased gained the love and esteem of a large circle of friends in the community she called home, and it is with these friends we join in extending sincerest sympathy to those who are left to mourn her passing."


Eleanor Schueth

DWS: Lived in Denver.
Never married.
Provided many of the details in the Schueth side of the tree to Brother Florian (Charles) Schueth as notes and collections.
DWS: Soc Sec
Name: Eleanor Schueth
SSN: 522-40-1252
Last Residence: 68701 Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States of America
Born: 9 Jul 1886
Last Benefit: 68701 Norfolk, Madison, Nebraska, United States of America
Died: Jun 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (Before 1951 )


Margaret Bertha Schueth

DWS: She collected many letters from cousins. These letters are in the possession of Doug W Schueth in Lincoln.
She lived in Denver. Never married. Was the source of much of the SCHUETH family history gathering of letters and notes.


Joseph Herman Ruterbories

DWS: When married to Elizabeth (Thiele) Schueth they lived in the last large white house on the South side of East Main St.in Oakdale, Nebraska.
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DWS: 1920 Fed Census at Clearwater Twnship, Antelope County, Nebr 12 & 13 Feb 1920
Head of House - Ruterbories, Joseph H age 29 Male born Nebraska - parents both born Germany
Wife - Yvetta B age 22 Female born Iowa - parents both born Iowa
Dau - Cathaline B age 3 born Nebraska
Son - DeWayne age 1 1/2 born Nebraska
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DWS: 1930 census at Blaine Twp Antelope County, Nebr


Elizabeth Gertrude Thiele

Her parents had intended her name to be Elizabeth Gertrude on birth certificate
but it was put on as Gertrude Elizabeth in mistake. She went by Elizabeth.
Note: In German church records the baptismal name comes before the given name. So Gertrude Elisabeth would probably be known as Elisabeth. For this case the names are reversed to recognize her name.
DWS: 1900 Fed Census Clearwater Twp, Wheeler county, NE
her mother had had 8 ch and 7 living in 1900. Was a child born in 1891 who died? Father's notes show a son died in infancy.
Elizabeth G is shown born Nov 1892 ?? There was some indecision as age 8 was crossed out and 7 entered. DWS suspects a child was born and died in 1891 and our Elizabeth was born in 1892.
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Obituary:
Elizabeth Ruterbories, daughter of John and Gertrude Kallhoff Thiele, was born Nov. 29,1891, at Clearwater, and departed this life April 8, 1975, at Antelope Memorial Hospital, Neligh, at the age of 83 years, 4 months, and 9 days.
She grew to womanhood on the farm of her parents in the St. John's Community southwest of Clearwater, and on Nov. 18, 1918, in St. John's Church, was united in marriage with Henry Schueth. This couple farmed a number of years at Ewing, Cedar Rapids and Superior. To this union five sons and four daughters were born. Mr. Schueth died at Superior, in February, 1937.
In March of 1940, Mrs. Schueth moved to Elgin with her children where she resided until her marriage with Joseph M. Ruterbories in St. Boniface Church on July 30, 1971. Since their marriage this couple have resided at Oakdale.
Mrs. Ruterbories was a long time member of St. Boniface Church at Elgin and was a member of the Christian Mother's Society.
Survivors include her husband Joseph Ruterbories of Oakdale; three sons: Brother Florian (Charles), St. Nazianz, Wisc., Henry Schueth of Elgin, and James Schueth of Fountain Valley, Calif.; four daughters: Mrs. William (Agnes) Lattin, Ketchikan, Alaska, Mrs. Martin (Dellora) Thomas, El Paso, Tex., Mrs. Phil (Martha) Colaiannia, Lakewood, Colo., and Mrs. John J. (Margaret) McManaman, of Omaha; seven stepsons: Duane Ruterbories of Creighton, Bernard, James, and Francis Ruterbories of Oakdale, Lawrence Ruterbories of Hazelwood, Mo., and Vincent and Caryl Ruterbories both of Tilden: three stepdaughters: Mrs. Kathleen Rothlisberger of Omaha, Mrs. Gregor (Patricia) 0'Shea, Barnhart. Mo., and Mrs. James Jirousek of Omaha; 10 grandsons, 6 granddaughters, 1 great granddaughter, 16 step grandchildren, 2 step great grandchildren; two sisters: Mrs. Peter (Mary) Rose of Grand Island. and Mrs. Leo (Cecelia) Vandersnick of Ewing; other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents. husband Henry Schueth in 1937. and two infant sons John and William Schueth; 4 brothers: Joe, Carl, Pete and Ferdinand Thiele; and 2 sisters: Gertrude Vandersnick. and Frances Bayers.
Funeral services were conducted at 10:00 a.m. Friday. April 11, 1975, from St. Boniface Church in Elgin with the Rev. Hugh Schwartz, Pastor, officiating.
Interment was made in St. Patrick's Cemetery near Clearwater, with Donald Schueth, August Thiele, Clarence Bayers, Louis Vandersnick, Doyle Ruterbories and Vincent Ruterbories serving as casket bearer.
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Johann (John J) Thiele

Came with brother Carl Thiele from Germany to homestead in Antelope Co., Nebraska.
His mother died when he was 2 years old. His father remarried to Catharina Schmetter 4 years later.
His and Carl's older brother Anton appears to be the only remaining sibling left in Germany after Carl and John came to America. Anton died in 1915.
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DWS: LDS Film # 1051960 Ger Pr Atteln, Helmern, Husen, Henglarn Cath Church Records 1818-1874
JOHANN THIELE
Birth: 25 Oct 1856 Helmern, Westfalen, Preussen
Christening: 25 Oct 1856 St Achatius, Atteln, Westfalen, Preussen
Parents: Ferdinand Thiele and Angela Maria Fromme
Sponsors: Johann Thiele of Helmern
note: Johann's father Ferdinand Thiele was an Ackerswirth or landowner- higherclass than most peasant farmers.
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DWS:from IGI LDS Batch C995874 Dates 1850 - 1874 Source Call No 1051960 film sheet 00
JOHANN THIELE Male
Christening: 25 OCT 1856 Sankt Achatius Roemisch-Katholische, Atteln, Westfalen, Preussen
Father: FERDINAND THIELE
Mother: ANGELA MARIA FROMME
Atteln is 2 miles northeast of Helmern, Westfalen, Germany. Haaren in turn is about 1 mile southwest of Helmern. This is about 20 miles south of Paderborn area.
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Came to the US with his brother Carl and homesteaded in Holt county, Nebraska and later opened a blacksmith shop 12 miles SW of Clearwater NE from 1885 - 1920.( except for 2 years in Randolph NE)
1896-1898. See article from Neligh News 7/2/1953 by Mabel Guild.
"Clearwater Record" April 15, 1927 Obituary Clearwater, NE Obituary:
"Mr. John Thiele
The community was shocked to learn of the death of Mr. John Thiele, which occurred at his home in Wheeler County on Friday evening about 5:30 PM.
Although he had not been in the best of health the past two years, his death came rather unexpected, as his friends had been thinking he was regaining health since his recent operation.
He came to this country in the early eighties and took up a homestead on which he continually resided with the exception of three years, which he spent at Randolph, NE.
He was well known, as he followed his trade as a blacksmith which he learned in his fatherland.
Mr. Thiele was born in Helmen, Westfalen, Germany, Oct.25, 1856, being 70 yrs., 5 mos. and 6 days of age at the time of his death.
He was married to Gertrude Kallhoff August 28th, 1885 at Clearwater, and to this union were born 10 children. Two sons preceeded him in death. Joseph the eldest on August 9th, 1910 and the other in infancy.
He leaves to mourn his untimely death his wife and eight children, Carl of Clearwater, Mrs. John and Mrs Leo Vandersnick of Ewing, Mrs. Henry Schueth of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Peter Rose of Grand Island, Ferdinand of Dalton, and Peter and Frances at home, 23 grandchildren, one brother Carl of Clearwater and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral at St. John's and burial at St. John's Cemetery."
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It is believed by the author Doug W Schueths that John Thiele may of been from an area near Haaren, Germany (a small village first settled in 975 AD) as his brother Carl and Carl's wife Angela (Ernesti) wrote in the following letter to family still in Germany from their Nebraska settlement... later proven to be from Helmern nearby Haaren. Helmern is a bit over 1 mile west of Haaren or 20 miles south of Paderborn.
Angela (Ernesti) wrote:
"We are fine and healthy. We have three times 160 acres - not together but separated - of which 75 are planted and 35 acres are fenced with wire to keep the livestock in. We also planted 10 acres in timber. I bought some land
which already had 10 acres of timber. This coming spring we will be seeding 105 acres.
We have three horses, 20 head of cattle with calves from last year, more than 50 pigs and over 100 chicken, ducks and geese.
Summer was dry and the harvest not as good as last year where we had 200 bushel wheat, 400 bushel oats, 60 bushel rye, and 1800 bushel corn and 200 bushel potatoes. Cows and pigs are cheap. A good cow costs only $15-$20. We butchered a 300 pound pig in fall and have already eatin it, as well as a fat cow. Here, we eat meat three times a day and bake white bread daily.
Land is cheap too and so are horses - they used to cost a lot more when we first came here. I can name you dozens of people who all own 160 acres and livestock. And they had nothing in Germany. Girls earn $1.50 to $2.00 a week when they work on a farm.
When you come we pick you up from that train station and put you up with pleasure. Here's my address: Vim Post Entelope Co, Nebraska.
Greetings to all, from your friend carl Thiele and Frau Angela."
The letter was found in a book researched and written by Angela Kaup Riggs "VOICES ON THE PRAIRIE" about the early German families (Kaup) in the West Point NE area about 1857. The book mentions Charles Schueth among others at West Point.
The book can be ordered for $12 + $2 handling from Cottonwood Press 32465 S.W. Lake Point Court Wilsonville Oregon 97070. The 155 page paperback book gives a wonderful insight on the hardships faced by our early ancestors. Other families mentioned, Knievels, Hagerdorn, Gerken, Spenner and Grovijohns. (note the book is out of print. Doug Schueths has a copy in his collection.
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From a death certificate obtained by the author 10/24/1996 at Lincoln NE dept of Vital Statistics: Info was given by Carl Thiele Jr on death certificate.
Occupation:Blacksmith
Birthplace: Harren Germany
Father's Name: Ferdinand
Father's Birthplace: Harren Germany
Mother's Maiden Name: unknown
Mother's Birthplace: unknown
Date of Birth: 10/25/1856
Date of Death: 4/1/1927 at Clearwater, NE.
Cause of Death: apoplexey
Date of Burial: 4/4/1927 at St John's Cemetery
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From Neligh News Thursday, July 2, 1953 by Mrs. Mabel Guild:
BLACKSMITH'S SHOP WAS EARLY LANDMARK
An interesting landmark stands in the northeast corner of Wheeler county, just across the line from Antelope and Holt counties. That old dilapidated blacksmith shop, now obsolete, means a lot to two Neligh men, Charley Van Vleck and Scott Bowers.
The former tells us that his early memories were all fixed in and around the country blacksmith shop.
The blacksmith, John Thiele, or "Johnny" as he was familiarly called, although long ago deceased, is referred to by Mr. Van Vleck as "a man I cannot forget." Here are some of his reasons: The man's great strength of muscle, his diligent attention to his work, his ingenuity, kindheartedness and patience.
Johnny's only rest period was while the metal used in his welding was heating - so he practiced speaking briefly and to the point. He worked early and late but he never worked at his shop on Sunday.
Mr. Thiele learned the work thoroughly in his native Germany. He homesteaded in Wheeler county in 1880 and soon established his home and his smithy a few rods apart. The forge was a hand made affair. Coal was used for heat. Mr. Van Vleck can still hear the flapper on the 5-foot bellows that was covered with sheepskin, Tools such as punches, chisels, tongs were all made by hand.
You might say that the hammer and anvil were the only tools he bought. He did everything in the blacksmith line.
The little shop was located 12 miles southwest of Clearwater and was the only shop in a circle of twenty miles. It was opened for business from 1885 to 1920, except for a period of two years (1896-'98) while Mr. Thiele worked at Randolph. Work in the shop was discontinued at the beginning of the automotive age.
Mr. and Mrs. Thiele raised a family of eight children - four of them were sons but none of the boys took up blacksmithing, but his nephew, Bill Kallhoff, and Joe Earnest put in their time learning the trade and were accomplished blacksmiths able to do major repairs when their training was over.
When the shop opened, mechanics were non-existent. Mr. Thiele sharpened and welded plowshares by the hundreds each year, Setting tires on wheels was a big thing during the summer and a drought year was a good time for the business of a blacksmith. Then from the first "freeze-up" in the fall until warm weather there were countless numbers of horses to be shod.
"To shoe a horse in front was important," said Mr. Van Vleck, "but shoeing all four feet was really necessary - and often the shoes became smooth or worn so that the expert was called upon to do the job time after time during one season."
From ranches and farms came many "outlaw" horses, bad kickers that were so difficult to handle. Here the strength and patience of the man mastered the job. Cruelty was never resorted to. The worst actor was controlled by using a twinch on its nose, in other words, keeping the animal so worried by the pressure on its nose that it would stand still.
In those days the Thiele shop was a social center for the men of the community (or should we call it a gossip corner?). Men would ride over to see what was news and discuss it pro and con until meal time. Mr. Van Vleck's childhood home was two miles from the shop. He remembers that the first job delegated to him was to take a wagon bolt over to be welded. After the work was done the 10-year-old boy grasped the metal, that was still white with heat, burning his hand painfully. He said that tears of sympathy fell from the blacksmith's eyes when he saw what happened.
When Charley was 16 he was sent to the shop one crisp morning to have the team shod. He got up early, arriving at the shop as it was beginning to get light - thinking he would be No. 1 that time. But Scott Bowers had driven 12 miles with four mules to be shod - and was already waiting for the shop to open.
One time while watching Johnny at work Charley saw a small toad near the anvil block. A tiny fragment of red hot metal fell to the floor. The toad swallowed it and it immediately burned its way through the poor little toad's throat.
Those were the days of the all - important spittoon; when pocket watches were key wound and when hitching posts and watering troughs had to be supplied for the convenience of the customer's teams.
Mr. Van Vleck finished by saying "Blacksmith shops fascinate me, even yet - and I cannot help but notice the difference the electric appliances of today so simple, when compared to the slow and hard way of frontier blacksmithing."
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From LDS web search: from Film or fiche number 1051960 extraced records
Parish registers of baptisms, marriages, deaths and confirmationen for Atteln, Westfalen, Preußen, Germany, including Husen, Henglarn and Helmern (Kr. Büren).
"Johann THIELE
Sex: M
Event(s): Christening: 25 Oct 1856
Sankt Achatius Roemisch-Katholische, Atteln, Westfalen, Preussen
Parents:
Father: Ferdinand THIELE
Mother: Angela Maria FROMME "
also from same search and film number a Carl is the son of the same parents.
Carl THIELE
Sex: M
Event(s): Christening: 24 May 1854
Sankt Achatius Roemisch-Katholische, Atteln, Westfalen, Preussen
Parents:
Father: Ferdinand THIELE
Mother: Angela Maria FROMME

This may be our John J Thiele and Carl's parents. Doug W Schueths will assume this is correct unless a conflict can be shown.
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DWS: 1900 Fed Census Clearwater Twp, Wheeler county, NE
were neighbors of John and Annie Sehi, Carl and Angela Thiele, William Hupps
Thiele, John head, age 43 born Oct 1856 Germany + parents , marr 14 yrs, came America in 1881
__ Kallhoff, wife, age 32 born Mar 1869 Germany + parents, had 8 ch 7 living, came America in 1883
Joseph, son, age 14, born Jun 1886 Nebraska
Carl, son, age 12, born May 1888 Nebraska
Mary K, dau, age 10, born Mar 1890 Nebraska
Elizabeth G, dau, age 7, born Nov 1892 Nebraska
Gertie A, dau, age 5, born Nov 1894 Nebraska
Peter J, son, age 3, born Nov 1896 Nebraska
Frances A, dau, age 1, born Dec 1898 Nebraska
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DWS: 20 Apr 1910 Fed Census Clearwater Twp, Wheeler county, NE
living near William Hupp and William Kallhoff families in far ne corner of Wheeler county.
Thiele, John head, age 53, marr 24 yrs, born Germany + parents, farmer - blacksmith, spoke German
Gertie, wife, age 42 born Germany + parents, had 9 ch 9 living, spoke German
Carl, son, age 21, single born Nebraska
Gertie A, dau, age 16, single born Nebraska
Peter J, son, age 13, single born Nebraska
Frances A, dau, age 11, single born Nebraska
Cecil, dau, age 9, single born Nebraska
Ferdinand, son, age 5, single born Nebraska


Gertrude Kallhoff

DWS: From LDS Records Christening date. Her Mother is listed as
Anna Maria Letmann
From Brother Florian (Charles) Schueth notes: Date of birth was 3/1/1867.
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DWS: LDS batch C983475 1864 - 1868 source call # 0936148
GERTRUD KALLHOFF
Christening: 05 MAR 1868 Katholisch, Bochum, Westfalen, Preussen
Parents: JOSEPH KALLHOFF and ANNA MAR. LETTMANN

DWS Show as age 14 on ship manifest with family arriving at NY 24 March 1883


William Lattin Jr

DWS: 2 jan 1920 Fed census Oregon, Multnomah county Portland District 109 sheet 1a
his father's census record? Was our William legally Gormully Latin?
Latin William head male age 22 born Washington, father b. USA mother b. Washington, was a manager pressing cleaning shop
Latin Cora or Carn M wife age 18 born Colorado, father b. Pennsylvania, mother b. Illlinois
Latin Gormully son age 6/12 born Washington